Chris Brown has been arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after beauty queen Baylee Curran told police he had threatened her with a gun.
Baylee Curran told the LA Times Chris Brown had pointed the gun at her face after she had been admiring his friend’s jewellery.
Chris Brown came out of his home after a stand-off with police on August 30.
The singer’s lawyer tweeted that his client was later freed, adding that the accusations were “demonstrably false”.
Associated Press reported that Chris Brown was released on $250,000 bail.
He has several convictions for violence, including a 2009 assault on his then girlfriend, pop star Rihanna.
Police went to Chris Brown’s home following the emergency call early on August 30 from Baylee Curran, who by that time had left the property.
She told the LA Times that she and a friend had gone to Chris Brown’s house with a business associate on August 29.
Baylee Curran said she had been admiring the diamond necklace of a man who had been showing off his jewellery when the man got angry and told her to back away.
That is when she says Chris Brown pulled out a gun, pointed it at her face and told her to get out.
“If somebody put a gun to your head, what would you do? Call the police,” Baylee Curran said on her Instagram account, AFP news agency reported.
Once at Chris Brown’s sprawling mansion, police officers were allegedly denied entry and had to wait for a judge to approve a search warrant before going inside to search for a weapon.
It wasn’t until Chris Brown’s lawyer arrived that the singer eventually emerged.
Police said about half a dozen people had been escorted out of the residence and would be interviewed.
During the stand-off, Chris Brown posted videos online accusing the police of harassment.
“When you get the warrant for whatever you need to do, you’re going to walk right up in here and you’re going to see nothing, you idiots,” the singer said in one Instagram video, posted to 30 million followers.
In another video, Chris Brown also voiced support for the Black Lives Matter movement against police brutality, saying: “You’re all the worst gang in the world, the police.”
Chris Brown may be blocked from entering Australia because of his domestic violence conviction.
The singer’s announcement last week he would tour in December sparked criticism on social media and an online petition.
The Federal government said on September 24 it was reviewing Chris Brown’s visa application in light of his conviction.
Australia’s Minister for Women, Senator Michaelia Cash, said the government was not afraid to “say no”.
“People need to understand, if you are going to commit domestic violence and you want to travel around the world, there are going to be countries that say to you, <<You cannot come in because you are not of the character that we expect in Australia>>,” Michaelia Cash said.
The senator’s comments were made at a press conference in Melbourne where PM Malcolm Turnbull announced a national domestic violence prevention program.
The review of Chris Brown’s visa follows the Australian government’s decision earlier this year to refuse a visa for world champion boxer Floyd Mayweather on similar grounds.
Floyd Mayweather, 37, had been booked for dinner and nightclub appearances in Sydney and Melbourne in January.
He has a criminal record, which includes serving two months in jail in 2012, after pleading guilty to an assault on his former partner in front of their children.
Nia Gonzalez is the mother of Chris Brown’s alleged 9-month-old baby.
“Chris and Nia took a blood test last week, and that Chris is her daughter’s father,”MediaTakeOut.com reported.
The website also claims that Nia Gonzalez, 31, is an “Instagram model” who has been dating rappers and “boppin around Houston since the 1990s.”
Nia Gonzalez is a Houston-native who also goes by Nia Amey and has known Chris Brown, 25, for a few years.
Earlier reports had indicated that Nia Riley, star of VH1’s Love & Hip Hop, was Chris Brown’s baby mama, but she has a daughter with rapper Soulja Boy.
As reports about Chris Brown fathering Nia Gonzalez’s baby emerged, a man going by “@Royalty_Yaye_Bah,” posted on Instagram: “The Saddest Day of My Life This lil girl meant the world To Me I been There Through Everything I was told This Was My child How Can This Be happening A Man Just Steps in and Take Over What I Built What I lived for I Dedicated My Whole Life To This Family Now Everything Is Gone..Y Did this happen To Me Now I lost My Lil Girl For Good?”
The man later deleted the post. His Instagram page was full of pictures of him with Nia Gonzalez and her baby.
According to an Instagram post from Chris Brown’s most recent girlfriend Karrueche Tran, she and Nia Gonzalez were at a Las Vegas party together back in May 2013. On his Instagram page, Chris Brown also posted pics from the same party.
As news of Chris Brown’s fatherhood broke, Karrueche Tran, 26, tweeted the above message, all but confirmed that Chris is a dad.
Chris Brown had been linked to Karrueche Tran for four years. The couple appeared at New York’s Fashion Week in February but more recently, they seemed to be on the outs with Chris Brown accusing Karrueche Tran of “going on dates” with his eternal rival Drake.
On her Model Mayhem profile, Nia Gonzalez says she is a nursing student and a “very outgoing person”. She adds that she has a passion for photography.
According to Hip Hollywood, Nia Gonzalez is a friend of singer Christina Milian’s and is signed to her ex-fiance’s, Jas Prince’s, record label, Y.E.M.G.
Jas Prince and Nia Gonzalez appeared in an Instagram pic together over Christmas. On the day that the Chris Brown story broke, Christina Milian tweeted: “Besties Be Like… #WeAintWorried.”
Suge Knight was shot during a pre-VMA party hosted by Chris Brown at 1OAK nightclub in West Hollywood, California, on early Sunday morning, August 24, Billboard reported.
The former Death Row Records CEO went into surgery following the incident and is now recovering in the ICU, according to TMZ.
Marion “Suge” Knight, 49, reportedly left the club himself before being spotted by police and sent to the hospital in an ambulance.
He was shot in the stomach, arm and other places, sources told TMZ.
The shooting took place at about 1:30 a.m on Sunday during a pre-VMA party hosted by Chris Brown at 1OAK.
The party is unaffiliated with MTV.
Others in attendance included Tyson Beckford, Robert Ri’chard and apl.de.ap.
Suge Knight was shot during a pre-VMA party hosted by Chris Brown at 1OAK nightclub in West Hollywood (photo Getty Images)
Two men and a woman were also shot.
“They were transported to local hospitals and they are expected to recover,” the L.A. Sheriff’s Department said in a statement to People magazine. The shooter is still unknown, but a gang rivalry could be a possible motive, according to TMZ.
About an hour-a-half before the shooting, a fight reportedly broke out between The Game’s entourage and the club’s security guards after the rapper was denied entry into the party. It’s unclear whether that incident was related to Suge Knight’s shooting, TMZ reported.
On Sunday morning, Chris Brown took to Twitter to speak out about what had happened.
“It’s disappointing that we as a society can’t enjoy ourselves without any altercations sometimes,” the singer tweeted.
“Miss me with the bullshit!”
This is the second time Suge Knight has been shot during a pre-VMA party.
In 2005, Suge Knight was shot in the leg during an event hosted by Kanye West at Shore Club in Miami Beach, Florida.
Chris Brown has been ordered to stay in jail until a hearing on April 23 following his arrest at a California rehab centre on Saturday.
The stint behind bars will be Chris Brown’s longest and is more than five years after he attacked Rihanna.
Reasons for Chris Brown’s dismissal from the Malibu facility were detailed in court on Monday.
Superior Court Judge James R. Brandlin said he was troubled by a comment Chris Brown made during a group therapy session.
“I am good at using guns and knives,” the rehab centre reported Chris Brown had said in response to an exercise asking him to reflect on what he was good at or excelled at.
Rehab workers also said Chris Brown ignored a worker who was waiting to give him a drug test and that he rubbed elbows with a woman when he had signed an agreement to stay at least two feet away from all female clients.
Chris Brown has been ordered to stay in jail until a hearing on April 23 following his rehab arrest
Outside court, Chris Brown’s lawyer described the singer as having had a bad day at the facility and said he didn’t think his client should be forced to stay behind bars for another month.
He said he planned to petition to have Chris Brown released before the hearing in April.
Police officials in California said Chris Brown co-operated with officers when he was arrested at the Malibu treatment facility.
Chris Brown had been ordered to remain there for anger management treatment.
In November, the singer was sentenced to three months of in-patient rehab.
That was recommended by probation officers overseeing him after he was punished for the attack on then-girlfriend Rihanna before the 2009 Grammy Awards.
A letter from the facility in January stated that Chris Brown was also being treated for bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and past substance abuse.
The probation for the Rihanna assault had been scheduled to end this year, but a judge revoked it last year after he was arrested on an assault charge in Washington DC. That case is still pending.
Chris Brown has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, severe insomnia, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), the singer’s rehab facility confirmed during a court appearance in Los Angeles.
According to TMZ, the facility said in a letter: “Mr. Brown became aggressive and acted out physically due to his untreated mental health disorder, severe sleep deprivation, inappropriate self-medicating and untreated PTSD.”
The letter continued: “Mr. Brown’s attitude has been beyond exemplary in regard to his community service responsibilities.”
Chris Brown has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, severe insomnia, and PTSD
The document also stated that Chris Brown, 24, has tested negative for drugs during his stay, and has been put on medication for his conditions.
Chris Brown voluntarily checked himself into rehab on October 29 after allegedly assaulting another man, Christopher Hollosy, in Washington D.C.
Chris Brown has completed 95 days of anger management therapy and was ordered Friday to stay in rehab for two more months.
Chris Brown has been arrested early Sunday (October 27), in Washington D.C. after a fight broke out near the W Hotel, police said.
Chris Brown, 24, was charged with felony assault in an incident that started just before 4:30 a.m., Washington D.C. police spokesman Paul Metcalf said Sunday morning.
Chris Hollosy, 35, also was arrested on felony assault charges, Paul Metcalf said. Police believe the two men were together during the incident but said they couldn’t confirm any relationship between the suspects.
“There was a physical altercation, which resulted in the victim sustaining injuries,” Paul Metcalf said. Chris Brown and Chris Hollosy were being held in police custody until Monday, Paul Metcalf said.
A man was injured in the fight and reportedly taken to a hospital, police said, but they did not identify him or give details on his injuries. It was not clear whether the victim was taken by ambulance or another vehicle. He had been released from the hospital as of early Sunday afternoon, Paul Metcalf said.
The felony charges in the case were based, in part, on the extent of the victim’s injuries, police said.
Chris Brown has been arrested in Washington D.C. after a fight broke out near the W Hotel
Chris Brown’s publicists and attorney, Mark Geragos, did not immediately respond to messages left early Sunday.
Thr rapper was in Washington D.C. to perform Saturday night at an event billed as a “Homecoming Weekend” party at a downtown club. Chris Brown tweeted about the party Saturday. Howard University spokeswoman Kerry-Ann Hamilton said Sunday that the party was not sponsored by or affiliated with the school, which is celebrating its homecoming.
Chris Brown remains on probation for the 2009 beating of his on-off girlfriend Rihanna just before the Grammy Awards. He received five years’ probation and had remained out of trouble until earlier this year, when prosecutors accused the singer of failing to perform his community labor sentence as instructed. His probation was revoked briefly earlier this year after a hit-and-run incident, and he was given 1,000 more hours of community service to perform.
The rapper, who lives in Los Angeles and is originally from Virginia, has been involved in a number of incidents since the 2009 arrest. Chris Brown was initially sued for a nightclub brawl that allegedly erupted between his entourage and that of musician Drake, at the time believed to be a paramour of Rihanna.
Chris Brown also tussled with singer Frank Ocean and others after Ocean parked in Brown’s space at a recording studio in Los Angeles. Frank Ocean said he suffered an injured finger, but no charges were filed. A second man, Sha’keir Duarte, sued Chris Brown, claiming a concussion.
The singer’s arrest could prompt Los Angeles prosecutors to seek a revocation of his probation for the Rihanna beating and ask a judge to impose additional penalties on the singer, including time in jail or prison. Chris Brown is due back in court November 20 in Los Angeles to update a judge on his probation.
Steve Cron, a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney, said prosecutors and a judge may wait to see how the Washington case plays out before taking any action against Chris Brown.
“Just the fact that some guy says <<he hit me>> doesn’t mean he’s in violation” of his probation, Steve Cron said.
Chris Brown spoke out about “the Rihanna incident” in a new interview with The Guardian.
The 24-year-old rapper told the newspaper: “[It was] probably the biggest wake-up call for me.
“I had to stop acting like a little teenager, a crazy, wild young guy.”
Chris Brown said despite his arrest for domestic violence he is not a violent man.
“You can talk with all my girls that I did mess with before, and it’s never been a violent history.”
Chris Brown has had a history of public incidents since the Rihanna incident in 2009 – including an on-air tantrum and violent brawls with other rappers Drake and Frank Ocean.
The singer said he has learnt from that tragic night in 2009 and its aftermath.
“I learned from it, and it was almost like… I wouldn’t say it happened for a reason, but it was something to trigger my mind to be more of a mature adult. To handle myself in situations, don’t throw tantrums, don’t be a baby about it.”
Chris Brown was not as accepting about having to continue to pay for the “incident”.
Last month, Chris Brown was given more community service hours after it was ruled he had failed to complete many he had claimed to had done.
Chris Brown also said he had no doubt he was being target because he is black, citing the difference between his treatment and the treatment of white celebrities who have also found themselves before the court.
“People think I just walk around as the aggressor, this mad black guy, this angry, young, troubled kid, but I’m not. I’m more and more laid-back. It’s just that people know if they push a button, it’ll make more news than their music. Attaching themselves to me, good or bad, will benefit them.”
Chris Brown has been sentenced to 1,000 more hours of community service on Friday after the Los Angeles County district attorney discovered discrepancies in the singer’s previous community service reports.
Chris Brown, 24, supposedly completed his prior 180-day community service sentence – the result of his assault case against Rihanna – but it appears that he won’t get credit for those hours.
That’s because the D.A. believes Chris Brown violated his probation by submitting fraudulent reports about how much work he actually did.
Chris Brown has been sentenced to 1,000 more hours of community service
In one example from the D.A., Chris Brown allegedly was headed off to Cancun despite officially stating that he was picking up trash in Virginia.
The silver lining for the singer is that the prosecutor did agree to reinstate Chris Brown’s probation, which was revoked last month as a result of an alleged hit-and-run incident in May, which was recently dismissed.
Chris Brown will now have several choices in terms of community service – he can work for Caltrans on highway cleanup, beach cleanup, probation alternative work services (PAWS) or graffiti removal, according to TMZ.
And though the singer was originally allowed to complete the service hours in his home state of Virginia, he doesn’t have that luxury this time, as the judge ordered he be supervised by L.A. County officials.
Chris Brown now must report to a probation officer within 48 hours, according to TMZ.
Chris Brown collapsed at Record Plant recording studios in Hollywood on Friday and the seizure has been blamed on his intense fatigue and anxiety related to his recent hit and run legal troubles.
A spokesperson for Chris Brown, 24, toldUsWeekly: “While in the studio working early this morning, Chris suffered a nonepileptic seizure (NES). He was not hospitalized.”
“His doctor tended to him this afternoon and attributes the NES to intense fatigue and extreme emotional stress, both due to the continued onslaught of unfounded legal matters and the nonstop negativity.”
Chris Brown was previously reported to have refused medical treatment at the scene following the seizure and was fully responsive.
Chris Brown collapsed at Record Plant recording studios in Hollywood
The incident came shortly after Chris Brown, who spent 45 minutes in jail on Monday after his probation, stemming from his assault on ex-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009, was revoked due to an alleged hit and run accident in Los Angeles in May, claimed he was “tired of being famous”.
The LA Fire Department had been called to the scene early in the morning on Friday after receiving a 911 call, according to TMZ.
But when paramedics arrived at Record Plant recording studios, Chris Brown is said to have refused treatment and declined to be taken to the hospital.
The call was allegedly made at 1:09 a.m. from the Hollywood studio.
It is not yet confirmed whether Chris Brown did indeed have a seizure, but according to TMZ the singer did suffer seizures as a child.
Earlier in the day, Chris Brown was seen spraypainting a wall outside a tattoo parlor.
Chris Brown is allegedly being charged with hit and run.
According to TMZ, Chris Brown, 24, has been hit with two criminal charges by the L.A. City Attorney.
The charges stem from an incident that occurred last month when Chris Brown allegedly rear-ended another driver but reportedly refused to give her his driver’s license or pass over correct insurance details.
The singer’s Range Rover reportedly inflicted “medium damage” on the Mercedes in Toluca Lake in May, according to a report from TMZ.
Chris Brown, who didn’t try and flee the scene, has more to lose than most as he’s still on probation for beating on and off girlfriend Rihanna back in 2009.
As well as reportedly being charged with hit and run, he has also been charged with driving without a license, claim TMZ.
Each charge carries a maximum of six months in jail, however the City Attorney is said to be intent on raising the incidents with the L.A. County D.A.
Chris Brown is allegedly being charged with hit and run
Chris Brown could be in violation of his parole and if he is found guilty he could be sentenced to up to four years in prison.
The singer on Tuesday spoke out about the reports on his Twitter account, calling the incident “ridiculous” and denying that he gave the other driver false details.
“It’s not a hit and run if u get out the car, exchange information (who has NO DAMAGE to either cars).This is really ridiculous,” Chris Brown wrote.
“I have a valid drivers license and I gave the woman the right info. She saw cameras and wanted to make a scene.”
Chris Brown then accused the woman of trying to make money out of the incident.
“She contacted the cops thinking of a payday from Chris Brown when I followed the proper procedures,” he wrote.
“My lawyers will be contacting you. I will not stand for this bullying and yellow journalism!”
Chris Brown also updated his avatar on the social networking site, changing it to a picture of the Mercedes in question in an effort to prove that there was no damage done to the other car.
“Based on My profile pic is the pic I took of the persons car after <<the hit and run>>. NO damage. Just a dirty car.once again, I gotta clear my name,” he wrote.
Meanwhile, on Monday it was claimed that Chris Brown did not harm a woman who accused him of assault at a nightclub, according to the establishment’s owner.
Deanna Gines, 24, alleges that Chris Brown pushed her to the ground while partying at Heat Ultra Lounge in Anaheim, California, on Saturday.
However, the club’s owners said they have reviewed security footage and insist Chris Brown has been wrongly accused.
“Based on the information which we have gathered from our security company, mall security, and other party goers which were at HEAT on Saturday night; It is apparent that the alleged incident regarding Chris Brown is false,” they said.
Deanna Gines has accused Chris Brown of assaulting her in a nightclub.
Deanna Gines alleges that the incident, which Chris Brown’s camp have denied, was so bad she now may need to undergo surgery.
The alleged assault occurred on Saturday night in the Heat Ultra Lounge in Anaheim, California, after Chris Brown had earlier performed at the nearby Honda Center.
Deanna Gines, 24, claimed to TMZthat Chris Brown pushed her to the ground when the bar was about to close.
She alleges that she fell hard on her knees and claims the push was deliberate.
Deanna Gines has accused Chris Brown of assaulting her in a nightclub
Deanna Gines stated that she went to the hospital following the alleged incident and was told by doctors that she has torn ligaments in her right knee.
The website reports that Deanna Gines has been informed she may need surgery and is going to see another doctor this week.
The woman shared a photo with the publication in which she can be seen on crutches with her leg in a brace.
Deanna Gines claimed to TMZ that she filed a police report and the according to the website a representative for the Anaheim Police Department has confirmed a report was filed by a female that evening.
However, the publication states the representative has not disclosed the name in the report for assault.
A representative for Brown said: “Chris didn’t do this. The club also says they are unaware of this happening. Everyone with Chris knows nothing about this.
“The girl has not come in in-person to The Anaheim Police Station and she would not go into details with the police regarding her injuries – she only told them that she was pushed. She said all of this over the phone. She also didn’t call the police at the time she’s saying the alleged assault happened.”
Chris Brown’s representative added: “We’re getting statement from the club. Turns out this person was wasted and threw her shoe at club security so they started filming her for liability reasons. Trying to get that footage.”
Chris Brown was famously charged with assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.